Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Angels Watching Over Me

Last night, during rush hour traffic, I heard a weird noise coming from my car. I was on the freeway, on my way to dinner with some moms from the school. I was in the middle lane, and managed to get over to the shoulder of the freeway and get out and look. And low and behold, I had a flat tire. I called Steven and he suggested to go ahead and call AAA, our roadside service provider to come and put my spare on. As I'm on the phone to AAA a tow truck pulls up behind me. I was a little hesitant at first, so I remained in my car. The guy eventually got out and came to my passenger side and flashed his badge, gave me a pamphlet and told me he was with the Roadside Assistance Program. It's a new government funded program that funds tow trucks to travel miscellaneous freeways during commuter traffic hours looking for stranded motorists and coming to their aid with flat tires, gallons of gas, battery jumps, etc.

He changed my tire and put my spare on and I was out of there in time to meet up with my friends for dinner.

Of course the first thought that came to my mind was the expense of a new tire. And then I was reminded that I was okay. Angels were watching over me. I was in no accident. I wasn't hurt and no damage was done to the car, other than the need for a new tire. AND I still managed to get to go to dinner with friends! :)

1 comment:

Liz said...

How cool! I hadn't heard of that program. I wonder if it's nationwide?